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3 Mexican Ingredients That Are Good For You

by Karina Corona |

With the New Year in full swing we’ve just got one question for you...how are those New Year resolutions going? The beginning of a year offers everyone a clean slate to start new habits and get rid of old ones. It’s an opportunity to reset and prepare for the best version of yourself-- the most common way being through the making of New Year resolutions. With that being said, it’s not secret that “dieting” or “eating healthier” are among the most popular New Year resolutions made every year. In fact, according to a survey by INC.com found “dieting and eating healthier” to be at the top of the New Year resolution picks among 2,000 participants.

If you’re among the 71% who’s New Year’s resolutions include eating clean, we’ve got good news: you can keep enjoying all of your favorite SALSAOLOGY sauce flavors. All of our sauces are Non-GMO, gluten free, and vegan— so not only do they taste good, but you can feel good about including them in your meals.

In honor of kicking off 2019 with healthier eating habits, we’re spotlighting three of the main ingredients in our classic sauce flavors that come with health benefits you won’t want to (and don’t have to) miss out on.

Tamarind

Tamarind, or tamarindo as it is known in Mexico, has become a staple ingredient of Jalisco thanks to the region’s tropical ecosystem. This tropical fruit has also long been used as a folk-remedy to help ease stomach discomfort, treat sore throats, heat stroke, inflammation, and to help relieve fever. Tamarind is considered an excellent source of vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, thiamine, phosphorus, riboflavin and fiber. Just half a cup of tamarind pulp contains 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

You can find Tamarind in our Ancho Chile & Tamarind flavor.

Hibiscus
Hibiscus flowers, known as Jamaica in Mexico, are another popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Although most commonly brewed into tea, hibiscus flowers can also be found in savory sautées and sweet desserts. This tropical flower is known for being packed with antioxidants and has been linked to lowering blood pressures, helping speed up metabolisms, and protecting the liver. Hibiscus’ high vitamin C content helps stimulate and boost the body’s immune system.

You can find Hibiscus in our Chile Negro & Hibiscus flavor.

Chili Peppers

Found all throughout Mexico and in a variety of dishes, chili peppers come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and levels of spiciness. The one thing most pepper varieties have in common is the main active ingredient Capsaicin, which is responsible for the peppers spicy taste and many of the health benefits that come along with eating them. Although chili peppers tend to cause a burning sensation once consumed, they have long been known as the “healthy spice” and have been linked to promoting weight loss and relieving pain caused by acid reflux. Chili peppers are also rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, B6, K1, A, Potassium, and Copper.

You can find a variety of Chiles in our Tres Chiles & Mezcal flavor.

 

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